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Coming 2 America — Sounds of Zamunda: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

  • The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.
    Bobby Carter | March 10, 2021
    Over the years, African musicians have elevated expectations at the Tiny Desk. The distinctive vibrations left by artists like Burna Boy, KOKOKO! and the Soweto Gospel Choir have lead to some of the most unforgettable moments in our rich history. This (home) concert feels like the culmination of all of those moments.
    To celebrate the new compilation Rhythms of Zamunda: Music Inspired By Coming 2 America, six artists representing four countries in Africa perform a megamix of selections from the project. Each performance from the pan-African project bridges the distance between the countries and cultures, and gets more exhilarating by the minute.
    South Africa's Nasty C — who's arguably the biggest rapper on the continent — opens the set and trades verses with Tiny Desk alumni Ari Lennox on "Black and White." He then sends us over to Cameroon for some Afrobeats flavor, courtesy of Locko and his stripped-down version of "Magnet." We then circle back around to South Africa to hear from R&B newcomer Ricky Tyler. From there, we head north to Nigeria to do the "Jiggy Bop" with Alpha P before we take one last trip to South Africa for award-winning dance DJ and producer Prince Kaybee's "Fetch Your Life," featuring Msaki. Finally, Togo duo Toofan dares us not to dance to "Yé Mama."
    In addition to the sweeping range of the showings, the look of each set is stunning: vibrant, opulent colors; meticulous Tiny Desk shelf recreations; gorgeous African artifacts; and a few nuggets dedicated to King Akeem of Coming 2 America. This cultural clash is the biggest amplification of African voices we've ever had the pleasure of presenting.
    Nasty C (feat. Ari Lennox): "Black and White"
    Locko: "Magnet"
    Ricky Tyler: "Everything"
    Alpha P: "Jiggy Bop"
    Prince Kaybee (feat. Msaki): "Fetch Your Life"
    Toofan: "Ye Mama"
    "Black and White"
    Nasty C: vocals
    Ari Lennox: vocals
    Fundile "FD" Dlamini: drums
    Christer Kobedi: keys
    Vaughan Fourie: keys
    Locko: vocals
    Joel Parfait Ondigui: bass
    Benjamin Mouangue Bossamo: guitar
    Brice Essomba: keys
    Marc Nzana: drums
    Martien Oyono: violin
    Ricky Tyler: vocals
    Zādok: keys
    Tino "Beatboy" Damba: drums
    Tendai "Shoxx" Shoko: bass
    Innocent Mzizi: guitar
    "Jiggy Bop"
    Alpha P: vocals
    David Osang: vocals
    Agu Chinyere Gift: vocals
    Tosin "SDK" Tade: vocals
    Femi Jacobs: vocals
    Olabiyi Julius: keys
    Ayodele Agbabiaka Oluwasegun: bass
    Best Amakhian: guitar
    Ebenezer Olayinka: drums
    "Fetch Your Life"
    Msaki: vocals
    Prince Kaybee: DJ
    Zādok: guitar
    Katleho Motlatla: bass
    Fundile "FD" Dlamini: keys
    "Ye Mama"
    Barabas: vocals
    Masta Just: vocals
    Paul Akakpo: keys
    Therence Egue: drums
    Martin Lawson: bass
    Lionel Adjovi: guitar
    Sylvie Akpedjo: vocals
    Lamabara Paul: vocals
    Nasty C and Ari, Ricky Tyler and Prince Kaybee
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    Alpha P
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    Audio: Laughter Oyemada
    Video: Director Barabas
    Audio: Masta Just
    Producer: Bobby Carter
    Video Producer: Maia Stern
    Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
    Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Morgan Noelle Smith
    Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
    Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
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